Don Quixote de la Mancha (Oxford World's Classics)
Don Quixote, originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, stands as Cervantes' belated but colossal literary success. A work which has achieved mythic status, it is considered to have pioneered the modern novel. Don Quixote, a poor gentleman from La Mancha, Spain, entranced by the code of... show more
Don Quixote, originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, stands as Cervantes' belated but colossal literary success. A work which has achieved mythic status, it is considered to have pioneered the modern novel. Don Quixote, a poor gentleman from La Mancha, Spain, entranced by the code of chivalry, seeks romantic honor through absurd and fantastic adventures. His fevered imagination turns everyday objects into heroic opponents and stepping stones to greater glory; each exploit serves as a comic, yet disturbing commentary on the psychological struggle between reality and illusion, fact and fiction.
This celebrated translation by Charles Jarvis offers a new introduction and notes which provide essential background information.
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Publish date: 2008-08-01
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 1000
Edition language: English
Series: Don Quijote de la Mancha
“El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.”In "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote is one of my favourite novels, exasperating though it is at times with all those stories within stories knockabout humour and cruel practical jokes. Simply because it’s so complex, we both ad...
When I was young I thought this book was called A Donkey Named Oatie, LOL. My mother turned this book into a children's story starring said donkey. For that reason this book will always be special to me. I have read the original version and like it too, but no where as much as Oatie's tale.
Not bad, but not sure how I feel about it yet.
The First Sally The story of Don Quixote is one that plays itself over and over again. In real life and in literature, to the point where it is hardly clear where one story ends and another begins. Manager: Customer renewal rates! Me: Señor, are you referring to those windmills. A story of a...
The first true novel, Don Quixote, has impacted not only the literary world but culture and society the globe over for over 500 years. The masterpiece of Miguel de Cervantes blends fantasy, romance, sarcasm, and parody in such an amazing way that it has captured the imagination of generations over ...